CANCELLED: Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana

Friday, February 21, 2020 - Thursday, April 9, 2020

Ford Foundation Gallery
320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY


The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice and Gallery will be closed until further notice as a precautionary response to the Coronavirus. Please continue to check this site for further updates. In the meantime if you have questions related to the gallery, please email gallery@fordfoundation.org. For questions about an upcoming event or meeting, please contact events@fordfoundation.org.

Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana shares the stories of currently and formerly incarcerated women in Louisiana, and illuminates the myriad issues as identified and expressed by the women themselves. Organized by the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University, the exhibition features the work of Louisiana artists who, using a multitude of mediums, interpret the journeys of 30 PerSisters—a title the incarcerated women have given themselves—before, during, and after prison.   The art, coupled with interviews with the women, delves into the complexities of incarceration, from its root causes to its physical and psychological tolls, and the realities of life after imprisonment. By giving voice to these women and creating a physical space for their stories to live, Per(Sister) sheds light on one of the fastest-growing prison populations, too often unseen, dismissed or misunderstood.  Please join us for our special exhibition programs this month.

Public Programs - March 2020
Monday March 2, 2020 – 6-8 pm Opening Event
Tuesday March 3, 2020 – 4-5 pm Curator-led Tour
Thursday March 4, 2020 – 6-8 pm Life, A Performance by The Graduates
Friday March 27, 20202 – 6-8 pm Per(Sister) in Song